How to Clear the CMOS / BIOS Settings on an Intel Desktop Board

Clearing the CMOS

The method used to clear the CMOS settings on an Intel Desktop motherboard is different to the method used on Asus or MSI motherboards. Use the instructions below to clear the settings.

Intel Desktop Board CMOS Clear Instructions

Method 1

Location of the Recovery Jumper on the Intel DQ77MK

Configuration Jumper Summary

Jumper Position Mode Function
1-2 Normal Normal operation.
2-3 Configure Forces entry into BIOS setup; also may reveal additional BIOS setup options. Use this mode to request CMOS defaults.
Remove Recovery Use this mode to attempt to reflash the system, perhaps because of a failed BIOS updated or an incompatible processor that requires a BIOS updated to function properly.

Remember: Turning the system on with the configuration jumper completely removed will put the system into BIOS recovery mode. In this mode, the system will attempt to reflash the BIOS from media such as a FAT32 formatted USB pen drive or a CDROM drive.

Method 2

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Last updated: 12 Oct, 2013
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